WSU Rowing Opens Spring Season in Spokane
Courtesy: Washington State Athletics
About the Gonzaga Dual: Racing begins at 9 a.m. with the novice eight...the varsity eight race is slated for 9:15 a.m. followed by the varsity four at 9:30 a.m., the second varsity four at 9:45 a.m., and the second and third varsity eights at 10 a.m...the regatta concludes with the second and third novice eights at 10:15 a.m.
Last Year against Gonzaga: The Cougars last rowed in dual action against Gonzaga March 30, 2013 at Wawawai Landing...WSU swept Gonzaga in all six races...the varsity eight outstroked Gonzaga by 18 seconds, the second varsity eight won by 17 seconds, the second varsity four defeated Gonzaga by less than three seconds, and the third varsity four outstroked Gonzaga’s second varsity four by nearly 40 seconds.
Fall Recap: The Cougars dominated in all four fall regattas...at the Head of Pend Oreille, WSU took first and second in the varsity fours flight and took first in the varsity eights flight...in dual-action with Gonzaga, WSU took second and third in the varsity eight...WSU swept all four races at the Portland Fall Classic and outstroked its Pac-12 opponent Oregon State in the varsity eight, varsity four, junior varsity eight, and junior varsity four...to close the fall season, WSU claimed first-place in the varsity four and third varsity eight events.
Coaching Staff: Jane LaRiviere is in her 12th year as head coach of the WSU women’s rowing program...the Cougars have raced in seven NCAA Championships under LaRiviere...she is joined by assistant Josh Adam, novice coach Corrie McGrath and graduate assistant Devon Carroll...Adam is in his fourth year after coaching his prior two years at Indiana...McGrath is in her sixth year at WSU, after coaching stints at Clemson and Central Florida...Carroll is in her second year with the Cougars.
Next up for the Cougars: WSU will next compete in the San Diego Crew Classic Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6.